Tuesday, April 14

An Update on the Corsage Cuff

So I wore the Midnight in the Garden cuff for the whole day yesterday. I wore it to work, where I did a little lab work, a lot of computer work, and a few other things while wearing this cuff.

First off I want to say, I absolutely love the way it looks. It looks even better on. The colors really pop on the black. The lampwork flower turned out really well (I think this is my best one to date, I'm so happy with it, and I can't wait to make a few more). It was also very easy to wear. I didn't even know it was there.

But I was a little disappointed with how little it stayed in place. The corsage part was a little top heavy so it kept falling towards the underside of my arm. I'm sure if I would have made the cuff a little bit smaller and it fit my arm a little bit tighter, then I could have fixed this problem.

I guess I'm going to have to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to fix this little problem. It's just too pretty to let the flower be positioned inward.

I'm also considering instead of placing the corsage in the middle, maybe I'll place it closer to the clasp, but I'm still worried it will be top heavy. Hmmmmm, this one is going to take a while.

So now I'm not sure how long it is going to take to get one of these in my store. Maybe I can just give a wrist size or I can offer it as a made to order cuff and warn a potential buyer about how it's top heavy and needs to fit snugly, so they need to take accurate wrist measurements. Or I can just play with it until I find a way to make it less top heavy. I'll figure it out, I hope.

★★★★★★★★★★

11 comments:

Judy said...

It certainly is a beautiful piece. I am NOT into jewelry making or designing although I do own many pieces. I don't know how you make the band, but would there be a possibility of making it with a "stretchable" or an elastic of some sort? I may be way off base here, but it just popped into my head that something similar to this might work.

Mortira said...

The design is gorgeous! I hope you can find a way to make it work.

storybeader said...

on the the hand, if another person was wearing the cuff, it might fit them better... (or different)

Daisy Bookworm said...

You could either do it by wrist size and make one custom for each order, or you could add a weight at the clasp so that the cuff remained balanced.

It really does look very pretty and I would definitely wear it.

Lara Lutrick said...

Just lovely. Looks like tons of work.

Marlaine said...

The cuff is gorgeous and I hope you get it worked out. Maybe it just needs to be a fairly tight fit.

TeriB said...

I wonder if you could counter weight the bottom, with the clasp, so it wouldn't turn----I also like Judy's idea of stretch-y cord, that might help.....that lampwork flower is gorgeous! Wonderful work. Teri http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

HammelmanArt said...

Beautiful!

Nancy said...

Have fun experimenting. I know it can be frustrating when you have a design that is so beautiful but there's just one think holding it back from your idea of perfection! I'm sure you'll come up with something great.

Laane said...

I love it.

Maybe you can sow a little anti-slip on the inside. You know, the stuff at the top of those stockings.

Sweetwater Designs said...

Really lovely...I vote for making it snugger to fit my wrist as well..uh, I mean 'the' wrist.

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